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dr.fone - Recover (iOS): How To

How To: Recover Data from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

After running dr.fone, choose "Recover" and click on it.

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Then choose "Recover iOS Data".

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After that, you can see there options for you to do data recovery. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup Files". Then you'll see the window below. Enter your iCloud account and password to login. dr.fone takes your privacy seriously. We never keep a record of any your Apple account info or content at any time during your sessions.

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Step 2. Download iCloud Backup File

When you logged into iCloud, the program can find all iCloud backup files in your account. Choose the one where you're going to recover data and click on the "Download" button.

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And then in the pop-up, you can choose the type of files you would like to download. This will reduce the time of downloading the iCloud backup file. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to start downloading. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from iCloud Backup File

The scan will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can preview almost all data in your iCloud backup file, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Check them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to your device" button to save them on your computer or your device with one click.

Now contacts, messages and notes can be directly recovered to your iOS device if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is connected with your computer with a USB cable during the recovery process.

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Tips: Directly preview and recover data from downloaded iCloud backup files

If you have downloaded iCloud backup files previously, you don't need to sign in and get off the iCloud backup file again. Click "To preview and scan previously downloaded iCloud backup file" under the account sign-in entrance.

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Then you can see all downloaded iCloud backup files displayed in a list. You can choose any of them to extract the content. All these downloaded backup files are located on your own computer. If you don't need them any more, you can click on the trash icon beside the scan button to delete them completely.

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